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Stage Struck

Stage Struck

The painting “Byblis” by the once deeply unfashionable Bouguereau is now like Lord Leighton, Alma Tadema and Gerome seen everywhere from Wikipedia to book covers and posters; these nineteenth century painters seem to have found new markets and new admirers in the electronic age. My Byblis is an electronic nymph. In the myth she is a truly tragic figure; hopelessly in love with her brother, in some versions she hangs herself, in others drowns herself in a lake of her own tears.
The model is a semi-professional singer, Fabiana Ruggeri - and she sings divinely. To hear her sing in the backstage documentary about the making of this photo

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